- " It is the month of May," she further explained, indicating with a gesture of her dimpled hand the roses abloom all around them. - "The Last Hope", Henry Seton Merriman.
- The day was well on to late afternoon in mid- spring, and the world was abloom. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
- Little life has got to offer, and little man to lose, Since to- day Fate deigns to proffer, Oh wherefore, then, refuse To take this transient hour, in the dusky Temple gloom While the poppies are in flower, and the mangoe trees abloom. - "India's Love Lyrics", Adela Florence Cory Nicolson (AKA Laurence Hope), et al..